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June 18, 2018
Welcome to the first edition of the Blue Hummingbird Blog where we discuss the pursuit of the good life with an awesome cup of coffee!
What is the good life? At Blue Hummingbird, we believe in pursuing the best experiences wherever you are – at home, at work, or around your community. The goal of this blog is to share our favorite experiences with you!
Today, we are sharing the founder’s choice brewing method – the French Press.
Many people have a love-hate relationship with the French Press.
There’s no doubt it makes a flavorful cup of coffee by immersing the grounds and filtering it with a mesh sieve and plunger. To make the perfect cup with a french press we need to pay attention to the details: the grind size, water temperature, and timing. The grind needs to be coarse to avoid the not-so-pleasant coffee fines in the cup. 200º F is the ideal temperature for a French press. Higher temperature will damage the bean’s flavor. Lower temperature will not extract the flavor well. Too short of an immersion gives you a watery cup, we recommend four to seven minutes. If you don’t drink it right away, the coffee will turn bitter. There are so many ways to mess up your cup in a french press. With so many details to control, no wonder so many people have a hard time using a french press.
Many of the common problems are solved by the Espro P7.
Espro has a double micro-filter, much finer than a common French Press, removing most of the unpleasant coffee fines. The vacuum sealed stainless steel walls keep your coffee hot for hours. The clever design – slightly indented on the bottom quarter, enables the double silicon-sealed edges to seal the grounds, effectively stopping the coffee extraction, keeping the flavor unchanged once the coffee has been pressed. One of the features we like the most is that you can insert a paper filter, that will trap oil and the finest grounds creating a cup that matches the quality of the pour-over. Kudos to the designer of this clever gadget. It truly makes the French press experience a lot more pleasant.
The price point is higher than average, but it may be the last french press you ever have to invest in! You can get it at Espro, Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, or Amazon.
Cheers to the good life! ☕☕
While writing today’s edition, we are drinking Guatemala Acatenango La Torre Natural, our flagship coffee made in Espro P7. Our ratio is 1 to 20 coffee to filtered water at 200º F for 7 minutes. Get your coffee here.
Disclaimer: We have no ties or are affiliated with Espro, Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, or Amazon.
Picture Credits: http://espro.ca/espro-press/, https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/espro-stainless-steel-french-press/
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